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Lilli Cooper Joins TICK, TICK... BOOM! Tonight Off-Broadway


Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein recently announced that Keen's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! would play an extended run through December 18th.

Beginning tonight, November 22nd, Lilli Cooper, seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening and Wicked, will take over the role of Susan.

Tick, Tick...BOOM! which has book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson; David Auburn serves as Script Consultant; Joey Chancey will be Musical Director; Jonathan Silverstein directs, with choreography by Christine O'Grady. Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... BOOM! This autobiographical musical, by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Jonathan Larson, is the story of an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, but Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. This exhilarating, funny, and moving work by the late Larson will speak to anyone who's ever gotten lost on their way to finding their dreams.

Lilli Cooper's Broadway credits include Spring Awakening (Original Cast), Wicked (Elphaba: Broadway, Australia & 2nd National Tour). NYC and regional: The Spongebob Musical (Sandy Cheeks, Broadway in Chicago), The Wildness (Ars Nova), Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (American Repertory Theater), Noir (New York Stage and Film & NAMT), The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic Theater), LMNOP (Goodspeed). Television/web: "Bull" (CBS), Creator of's web shorts "It's Not Okay, Cupid". For more, visit

Nick Blaemire recently played the scheming Plankton in the World Premiere of The SpongeBob Musical. Other stage credits include the Broadway productions of Godspell and Cry-Baby (original casts), the Off-Broadway productions of Found (Atlantic), Dogfight (Second Stage), and the 1st National Tour of Altar Boyz. He's been seen on screen in the Whit Stillman film Damsels in Distress and in recurring roles on TV's "The Big C," "Crossbones," and "The Good Wife." As a writer, he wrote the one night Broadway sensation Glory Days (with James Gardiner), as well as the musicals A Little More Alive (Kansas City Rep, Barrington Stage), Soon (Signature Theatre) and Fallout (with Kyle Jarrow, in development). He is currently mixing a new EP of original songs. Proud University of Michigan graduate. @nickblaemire

George Salazar was last seen in Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason "SweetTooth" Williams' Broadway BounTy Hunter at Barrington Stage Company. He made his Broadway debut singing "Light of the World" in the 2011 revival of Godspell alongside Nick Blaemire. Off-Broadway, George appeared in David Byrne's hit off-Broadway immersive musical, Here Lies Love at The Public Theater and F#%King Up Everything at the Elektra Theatre. He toured North America in the second national tour of Spring Awakening. Regionally, George played Michael in Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's Be More Chill at Two River Theater and Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Bucks County Playhouse. George appears on various cast recordings including Godspell, Be More Chill, Brooklyn Crush, and Moment By Moment, all available on iTunes. George's TV credits include HBO's "Divorce" as well as appearances on CBS's "Late Show With David Letterman," ABC's "The View," OWN's "The Rosie Show," "The 2012 Tony Awards" telecast and national commercial spots. For more info, visit George's website at or follow him on Instagram and Twitter (@georgesalazar).

Performances for this limited Off-Broadway engagement of Tick, Tick... BOOM! at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) will continue until December 18th.

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